MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “blackened plum [with a Cremesheen finish].” Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Bee (DC, $58.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (DC, $28.00) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). MAC Berry Black Friday (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $20.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Dior Fashion Night (881) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $20.00) is brighter (80% similar). Thierry Mugler Dream (-, $28.00)(90% similar). Urban Decay Apocalypse (DC, $22.00)(90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This was released as a limited edition a fair amount of time again (I’m trying to review some of the “orphans” I have in my folder), but it is still available for purchase. It had semi-sheer coverage that went on unevenly, and the texture seemed to bunch up and look crumbly–there were ragged bits of color that made the finish look bumpy. It wore for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick
MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

Lipstick
MAC
$20.00/0.1 oz.

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I really like this one. Because it is as a Cremesheen formula it is a very versatile colour. I apply it over my berry, plum and even pink lip colours to alter and create a deeper look. Great in the winter when brights just don’t seem to work.

What a shame about those bumpy bits! Because otherwise, this is a beautiful color. It could have been a winner if it didn’t have bizarre texture issues. Sadly, my first use of Melted Villian looked not much better before Rachel R give me the kneading the tube info! I am actually wearing it in my updated, and yes “antiqued”, avatar!

Meh. I feel like MAC has such a variance in quality when it comes to their collections. I’m bummed to see that this shade isn’t that great.

It’s a shame this performed so poorly.
There really isn’t much in the dupe gallery that is close to this.
Why are purples so difficult!?

Hmm, I like the shade but don’t like the ‘bits’ that collect on the lips – not the most attractive of looks. It’s Cremesheen anyway which spreads on me.

I was so tempted to get this when it came out in the Archie’s Girls collection until I saw how sheer it was in swatches. I usually like Cremesheens but not in vampy colors. This would have been a pretty lipstick if it was a matte or satin with a better formula

I wish there were better dupes; I really like this color — a lot! But a C? For MAC prices? No.

Seems like ColourPop ought to have something similar. Maybe LBB?

I’m not sure if maybe they changed the formula or if maybe I just build mine up a little more than you have in this swatch? But I have the Archie’s Girls packaging of this one, and I love it! It applies on me quite opaque and evenly with a little bit of building but nothing crazy. It doesn’t wear nearly as long as my matte finishes but I don’t expect that from a cremesheen so I’m okay with it! Maybe I just got lucky! Always love and value your reviews, Christine!

I really love the color but that rating just won’t do. I have Givenchy’s Noir and, applied over certain lipsticks, it creates a shade that’s really similar… so I don’t feel like I need this one.

i have this from the Archie’s Girls collection. it became my go-to because i prefer dark lip colours and since it’s sheer it’s a quick application, i don’t have to be precise like with a matte. But honestly I wouldn’t buy it now. it was only worth it with the cute Veronica packaging.

I have this one but from the Archie’s girls collection. This looks better if a lip liner is used. I use it with Mac’s lip liner in Nightmoth and it seems to work well!

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